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2020 IEEE 16th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control (AMC)

AMC2020 is the 16th in a series of biennial international workshops on Advanced Motion Control which aims to bring together researchers from both academia and industry and to promote omnipresent motion control technologies and applications.


2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops andinvitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields ofbiomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality paperswill be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and willbe indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE & IEEE Xplore


2019 IEEE 15th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)

The conference is the primary forum for cross-industry and multidisciplinary research in automation. Its goal is to provide a broad coverage and dissemination of foundational research in automation among researchers, academics, and practitioners.


2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)

The conference covers all aspects of the technology associated with ultrasound generation and detection and their applications.


2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

robotics, intelligent systems, automation, mechatronics, micro/nano technologies, AI,


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Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on

Serves as a compendium for papers on the technological advances in control engineering and as an archival publication which will bridge the gap between theory and practice. Papers will highlight the latest knowledge, exploratory developments, and practical applications in all aspects of the technology needed to implement control systems from analysis and design through simulation and hardware.


Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE

Both general and technical articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering; societal implications of medical technologies; current news items; book reviews; patent descriptions; and correspondence. Special interest departments, students, law, clinical engineering, ethics, new products, society news, historical features and government.


Mechatronics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on

Synergetic integration of mechanical engineering with electronic and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of industrial products and processes. (4) (IEEE Guide for Authors) A primary purpose is to have an aarchival publication which will encompass both theory and practice. Papers will be published which disclose significant new knowledge needed to implement intelligent mechatronics systems, from analysis and ...


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Biophysics of the Generation of EMG Signals

Surface Electromyography: Physiology, Engineering, and Applications, None

This chapter describes the basic concepts of generation and detection of EMG signals. Specific emphasis is devoted to the generation of muscle fiber action potentials at the fiber end plates, their propagation along the sarcolemma, and their extinction at the tendons. The chapter addresses the topics of crosstalk between nearby muscles and selectivity of the recording systems. It discusses the ...


Investigation of the effect of fiber diameter variability via recording from tendon via of single fiber electromyography

2015 Medical Technologies National Conference (TIPTEKNO), 2015

In this preliminary study,two muscle fibers which one of them had a constant fiber diameter and the other had a variable fiber diameter were created by using an EMG simulator. Single Muscle Fiber Action Potentials (SMFAPs) were recorded either from the vicinity of the neuromuscular junction or near the tendon. It was intended to reveal the relationship between the time ...


A high force low area MEMS thermal actuator

ITHERM 2000. The Seventh Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (Cat. No.00CH37069), 2000

This paper presents a new type of MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) actuator consisting of an array of in-plane micro-fabricated thermal buckle- beam actuators. The technology used in MEMS actuators is typically magnetic, electrostatic or thermal. Magnetic actuators may require special materials in the fabrication process while electrostatic actuators typically require high voltages, large chip areas and produce very low forces. Thermal ...


The contact/non-contact thimble haptic device

2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics (ICM), 2015

This paper presents a new type of the haptic device that give a physical force feedback by contact with the part of the device. The haptic devices for finger have limitation that is contact on the human finger even in no-reaction condition. Because the part of the device contacts with the human body all time, the user feel the disharmony ...


Mechatronics modeling of a branching tendon-driven robot

2014 Second RSI/ISM International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ICRoM), 2014

This paper presents the mechatronic design of a new tendon-driven manipulator. The new design is capable of many dexterous grasping and manipulation tasks. The principle design is to use the new branching tendons to control bones which are found in musculoskeletal systems. In branching tendons, multiple tendons are connected at a point. Reducing the number of actuators in the branching ...


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  • Biophysics of the Generation of EMG Signals

    This chapter describes the basic concepts of generation and detection of EMG signals. Specific emphasis is devoted to the generation of muscle fiber action potentials at the fiber end plates, their propagation along the sarcolemma, and their extinction at the tendons. The chapter addresses the topics of crosstalk between nearby muscles and selectivity of the recording systems. It discusses the relationships between muscle force and the surface EMG. The EMG signal is generated by the electrical activity of the muscle fibers active during a contraction. The signal sources are the depolarizing and repolarizing zones of the muscle fibers. EMG signal features depend on a number of anatomical, physical, and detection system parameters. Considering all the factors related to the volume conductor and the signal sources that influence the characteristics of the EMG signal, a reliable relation between EMG amplitude and force needs a subject specific and condition specific calibration.

  • Investigation of the effect of fiber diameter variability via recording from tendon via of single fiber electromyography

    In this preliminary study,two muscle fibers which one of them had a constant fiber diameter and the other had a variable fiber diameter were created by using an EMG simulator. Single Muscle Fiber Action Potentials (SMFAPs) were recorded either from the vicinity of the neuromuscular junction or near the tendon. It was intended to reveal the relationship between the time dispersions of these electrical activities and the differences of muscle fiber diameters. Hence it is considered that the the difference between the diameters of muscle fibers contributing to these electrical activities can be estimated.

  • A high force low area MEMS thermal actuator

    This paper presents a new type of MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) actuator consisting of an array of in-plane micro-fabricated thermal buckle- beam actuators. The technology used in MEMS actuators is typically magnetic, electrostatic or thermal. Magnetic actuators may require special materials in the fabrication process while electrostatic actuators typically require high voltages, large chip areas and produce very low forces. Thermal actuators have seen some use in MEMS applications, the most popular being the pseudo-bimorph that relies on differential expansion of a cold and hot arm to cause it to bend in-plane (parallel to the substrate). These thermal actuators typically generate on the order of a few micro-Newtons each but can be combined for larger forces by linking with small tendons. A disadvantage of this type of actuator is that it moves in an are where most desired movements are linear. Also, when combined in an array, the linking tendons consume much of the energy in bending them. Also, arrays of these can still occupy a fairly large chip area. The electro-thermal actuator described here resembles a chevron where an array of buckle-beams are packed close together and link two common anchored arms with a movable third arm. Arrays can be made within a single released micromachined layer and generate many mN of force. Additional actuators can be arrayed with no coupling penalty and occupy much less area that an equivalent pseudo-bimorph actuator. Preliminary tests indicate that a 450/spl times/120 /spl mu/m array consumes 240 mW of power, deflection up to 14 /spl mu/m and can produce many milli-Newtons. A chip of actuator geometry variations and different applications has been fabricated and tested.

  • The contact/non-contact thimble haptic device

    This paper presents a new type of the haptic device that give a physical force feedback by contact with the part of the device. The haptic devices for finger have limitation that is contact on the human finger even in no-reaction condition. Because the part of the device contacts with the human body all time, the user feel the disharmony of sense. For these reasons, the proposed device is designed to be moved from the human finger in non-contact conditions. The mechanism of proposed device is explained, and the prototype device is made and the performance of the device is shown.

  • Mechatronics modeling of a branching tendon-driven robot

    This paper presents the mechatronic design of a new tendon-driven manipulator. The new design is capable of many dexterous grasping and manipulation tasks. The principle design is to use the new branching tendons to control bones which are found in musculoskeletal systems. In branching tendons, multiple tendons are connected at a point. Reducing the number of actuators in the branching tendons makes a lightweight arm. The kinematic and the dynamic analysis of the under-actuated manipulator are carried out in a mechatronic simulation. A three link manipulator simulated on contact problem with the disturbance force. The tension in branched tendon is investigated to show the ability of back bone manipulators including the pretension.

  • Engineering three-dimensional nervous tissue constructs based on fiber-gel substrates

    Three-dimensional (3D) nervous tissue constructs were developed using a compliant gel matrix and a fiber component for promoting contact-guided axon outgrowth. Rat embryonic (E15) dorsal root ganglion expiants (DRGs) were cultured on biodegradable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) and wet-spun type I collagen fibers embedded in soft collagen gels. Gel constructs containing fibers induced greater axon outgrowth distances with significantly more directionality along the aligned fibers. Interestingly, wet-spun type I collagen from rat tail tendon displayed a highly aligned outgrowth pattern from DRG axons suggesting potential use for peripheral nerve repair.

  • Dexterity measure for tendon actuated parallel mechanisms

    The authors look at a class of tendon actuated mechanisms. They show that the conventional dexterity measures used for the analysis of manipulators are not applicable to the tendon case because there are nonlinear elements. They then develop a correct dexterity measure for this type of mechanism.<<ETX>>

  • Effect of hydroxyapatite particles on stem cell response in nanofiber scaffolds

    Rotator cuff tears are among the most common shoulder injuries that require surgery. High failure rates of biological graft-based repairs underscore the need for functional alternatives. Specifically, functional grafts must incorporate the gradient of mineralization from tendon to bone in order to be biomimetic. In this study, effects of varying concentrations of mineral content in aligned nanofiber scaffolds on human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) are evaluated. It is hypothesized that mineral content will regulate cell response, matrix deposition, and integrin gene expression. hMSC were seeded on aligned nanofiber scaffolds of polylactide-co-glycolide with 0%, 10%, and 15% hydroxyapatite content, and were maintained in chondrogenic medium. Cell proliferation (n=5), collagen deposition (n=5), and gene expression (n=5) for Collagen X, Sox9, osteopontin, osteonectin, and osteocalcin were determined over 42 days. Cell number was found to differ between the non-mineralized and mineralized groups. Significant increase in collagen deposition over time was observed in mineralized scaffold groups, and the 15% group showing significantly higher deposition than the 0% group by day 42. Lower expressions of chondrocyte hyperotrophy marker Collagen X and chondrogenic marker Sox9 and maintained high expressions of osteogenic markers osteopontin, osteonectin, and osteocalcin suggest an osteogenic lineage for the stem cells. In conclusion, addition of HA particles influenced hMSC proliferation, matrix deposition, and may induce an osteogenic differentiation response from the stem cells.

  • A tendon-driven glove to restore finger function for disabled

    An innovative glove system actuated by electric motors has been developed to restore finger functions for disabled people. This glove system is composed of a leather glove having external tendons built-in, an actuation unit and a sensor to detect user's intentions for finger operations. Fingers are operated by actuation of the thin tendons made of polyethylene. The driving force of the tendon is transferred to the glove from the actuation unit by using bowden cables. It was demonstrated that the glove system can drive user's paralyzed fingers. The details of the system and results of the evaluation experiments are reported in this paper.

  • An Optimization Approach for Underactuated Running Robot

    In this paper, a systematic control method based on numerical optimization methods for a running robot which has a springs at a ankle joint mimicking biotic tendons is proposed. In the proposed method, periodic trajectories are generated in a combination of a numerical optimization method named PSO (particle swarm optimization) and a basic simplex method under several constraints, and the method is a systematic way to generate desired trajectories. For the realization of the motion, a feedback controller is then designed based on a linearized model around the trajectory. The validity of the method is evaluated by numerical simulations



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